Category Archives: War

America’s Second War of Independence

 In this video, author Brian Kilmeade sheds light on the largely and unfortunately overlooked War of 1812. Kilmeade explains how this war got started, the daunting odds against a nation in its infancy, and the unlikely hero who secured America’s young nation’s future by pulling off one of the greatest upsets in military history.

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10 Must See War Movies

There is no subject as well suited for the movies as war. In war there is conflict, love, and of course lots of action. Movies, said Hitchcock, are just like life, but with the boring parts cut out. Thus, movies about war delete the incredible boredom of most war-time experiences in favor of the hyper-drama […]

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2017

On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Birth of a Nation, Israel at 69

  The other day, a friend asked me why so many people hate the Jews. I said: “We gave the world monotheism and morality. We insisted that there is right and wrong, good and evil. And HaShem made a covenant with His people that is eternal. The world has never forgiven us.

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Veteran’s Day, 2016: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the third Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions […]

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The Ten Greatest War Movies of All Time

Movies about war are ideally suited to the kinetic energy of motion pictures. The eternal themes of love, courage, and loyalty are given full range in the theater of war. Readers will immediately notice the absence of silent films and movies from Hollywood’s golden age. Yes, in spite of our love of classic cinema we […]

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Peace and Love and their Murderous Consequences

Among the pile of books on my night table, there are always a few volumes about war. It should be obvious to any clear-thinking person that war is the final arbiter of all great conflicts. Those who speak of negotiated peace speak of fiction. The great world wars have made this world what it is, […]

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Memorial Day 2016

On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Trump Rescues William Tecumseh Sherman

The New York Times just did a hatchet job about Trump and women which ended up making the NY Times look far worse than Trump. The Washington Post hired 20 extra reporters to investigate Trump — just as they did not do when Barack Obama was the Democrat nominee. I recently came across a story […]

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British SAS Uses Israeli Dan .338 Sniper Rifle to Decapitate IslamoNazi

I don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we desperately need some good news. Watching the Democrat Socialist Party of America is a bit like observing the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks maneuvering for supremacy. And then there are the Republicans, who should easily win the next election, but are busily engaged in what can […]

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Obama’s Bad Idea About Bad Ideas

Yesterday, at West Point, President Obama said, “Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated with better ideas — a more attractive and compelling vision.”  This statement is one more pious leftist pronouncement that is demonstrably false. Slavery in the United States was an evil ideology that was defeated by the force of arms […]

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Should America be the World’s Policeman? Prager University

Another excellent video from Prager University, this one featuring Bret Stephens.   [youtube][/youtube]

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The IDFs Secret Weapon: Autistic Intelligence Analysts

My wife, Karen, is a brilliant and gifted psychologist. Over the years I have learned a great deal about autism, and in the process shed many misconceptions. This entry from the IDF Blog highlights how the Jewish state gives responsibility to those on the spectrum with some of the most important and sensitive military intelligence. […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Death March to Dachau

One of my closest friends here in Los Angeles is Mr. Sol Teichman, a prominent citizen, businessman, philanthropist, and a Holocaust survivor. Born on September 9, 1927, in the Hungarian town of Munkacs, Sol’s family were prominent and prosperous grain, bean and walnut merchants. The family lived in a lovely home in a quiet cul-de-sac […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hamas in Eight Words

“Hamas never targets civilians. It only targets Jews.” —Hamas spokesman, Abu Odeh Israel miscalculated horribly in accepting a humanitarian cease-fire.

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Why Did Hamas Launch Its Current Rocket Offensive Against Israel?

Here’s an excellent article from MEMRI. Introduction The current Gaza conflict, which broke out following a deliberate escalation by Hamas when it fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities over a wide radius (including Beersheba, Rehovot, and Ashdod and later Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa) raises questions about the reasons for this rocket offensive by […]

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YAMAS – Israel’s Special Counter Terrorist Unit

Yamas (Hebrew: יחידת המסתערבים‎, Yehidat HaMista’arvim) is an undercover special operations unit attached to the Israeli Border Police (Magav). YAMAS is one of the most elite counter-terror units in the world. The primary work of Yamas is intelligence gathering and surveillance in order to target and eliminate mortal threats. The host of the show, Chris […]

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Of Flame and Flames

By now you’ve probably heard about Flame, a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at Iran and other Islamist nets. Israel is playing coy, hinting that this super bug, like Stuxnet, just might be an Israeli operation. Seraphic Secret has no doubt that Flame is an Israeli cyber weapon developed by Unit 8200 and we welcome every […]

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Notable War Movies, Russian and Finnish

Seraphic Secret watches movies in thematic clusters. Last year I concentrated on the work of specific actors, among them: Clara Bow, John Gilbert, Mary Nolan, Lon Chaney, Esther Ralston and, adolescent sigh, Brigitte Bardot. For the past few  weeks I’ve been screening war movies, with an emphasis on films from Russia and Finland. World War […]

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Three More Notable War Movies

As we noted last week stories about war are, perhaps, the best, most natural material for the movies. Because war is a constant in human history and because war brings out the best and worst in man, every country that has a movie industry will, sooner or later, produce a body of war movies that […]

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